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Training Resources for Working with the Legal System

Family Court

After She Leaves: Supporting Women through the Family Court Process
Designed for frontline workers, this training provides strategies and information on family court issues encountered when working with woman abuse survivors. Training content was developed by Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre in Oshawa, Ontario. Produced in 2012. Price:  It is available in an 8 module package for $250 or as individual modules on specific topics for $50 each.

Immigration, Refugees, and Human Trafficking

Toolkit for Immigrant Women working with a Lawyer BWSS

Toolkit for Lawyers working with Immigrant Women: Best Practices for Working with Battered Immigrant WomenBWSS

Human Trafficking: Canada is Not Immune – Online Training by BC Ministry of Justice
This is a free online training program for Canadian front line service providers on how to recognize, protect and assist a person who may have been trafficked. The online training program provides materials to help service providers and others identify trafficked persons. The course provides information on how to support trafficked persons and appropriate referral services for help and protection. The online training program has four modules and takes approximately 5 – 7 hours to complete. The course can be completed at your own pace. Produced in 2012. Price: Free

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants Family Violence Against Immigrant & Refugee Women: Community Development Strategies 
This self-directed training is intended for immigrant service and other community-based organizations that are in a unique capacity to reach vulnerable and/or isolated immigrant women and their communities. It addresses the need to enhance domestic violence prevention strategies to reach immigrant and refugee women, including women without legal immigration status, trafficked women and women from racialized low-income communities. Price: Free

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants Family Violence and Refugee and Immigration Law
This self-directed course provides participants with knowledge and tools helpful in aiding victims of family violence. It offers information on, basic immigration and refugee law concepts relevant in the context of family violence, immigration and refugee law obstacles that immigrant, refugee and non-status victims of family violence face when they try to leave an abusive family relationship and legal solutions for a victim to obtain immigration status in Canada. Price: Free

Prevention of Domestic Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women through Early Intervention
This self-directed training is intended for settlement service providers and anyone who frequently provides services to immigrants, refugees, and undocumented women. Price: Free